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Fed Cup Tennis Competition Since 1963 Davis Cup Tennis Competition Since 1900 Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains
 
Fed Cup Tennis Competition Since 1963

Fed Cup Tennis Competition Since 1963

Fed Cup Tennis Team Competition Victor P Taffa Fed Cup is the premier international team event in women’s tennis and is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Fed Cup was launched in 1963 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Until 1995 the competition was known as the Federation Cup. […]

Davis Cup Tennis Competition Since 1900

Davis Cup Tennis Competition Since 1900

Davis Cup Tennis Team Competition Victor P Taffa Davis Cup is the premier international team event in men’s tennis and is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Davis Cup is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format. Women’s equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup. Australia, Czech Republic […]

Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

Large Air Tanker Named In Honour Of Dame Marie Bashir

New South Wales Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott ‘Marie Bashir’ Large Air Tanker Touches Down Victor P Taffa For the very first time, New South Wales will have a permanent 737 Large Air Tanker (LAT) all year round to respond to bushfires across the State. Minister for Police and Emergency Services David […]

Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth

Sydney-Melbourne Rail Corridor Needs Government Investment For Growth

Rail Express Oliver Probert Rail Access Charges Need Review Victor P Taffa Pacific National CEO Dean Dalla Valle has called for access charges on the Sydney-Melbourne rail corridor to be abolished to address a substantial competitive advantage enjoyed by road operators along the busy route. Mr. Dalla Valle on July 29 said less than 1 […]

Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

Gold Coast Light Rail Celebrates 5 Years Of Operations

Queensland Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey G:link Reaches 5-Year Milestone Victor P Taffa Gold Coast has 42 Million reasons to celebrate as its iconic blue and yellow trams cut the cake on 5 years of connecting the Coast. Kickstarted with funding from the Bligh Government in 2009, the G:link took its first […]

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Sunshine Coast’s Big Pineapple To Be Restored As Must-Visit Tourist Attraction

Queensland Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones Big Pineapple Project To Create Dozens Of Jobs On The Sunny Coast Victor P Taffa Palaszczuk Government will deliver a multi-million-dollar upgrade of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic tourism attraction, the Big Pineapple. Minister for Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones today announced the $6.8 Million project as […]

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

Capital City High Speed Rail Fits In With Suburban Networks

High Speed Rail Operates On Heavy Rail Tracks Victor P Taffa Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail (HSR Aka Japan’s Bullet Train) is essentially a Heavy Rail Train that operates at 500 km/h. Capital City-Capital City High Speed Rail includes a Roll-on Roll-off Rail Ferry across Bass Strait. HSR travels on Heavy Rail Tracks that […]

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railways Must Not Be Dispensed With For Very Good Reasons

Railway Facts And Figures Victor P Taffa Railway Planners and Politicians who do not know or ignore the Past cannot Plan for the Present let alone the Future. Given what has gone on with closure of Branch Railways throughout New South Wales it would seem rather mad capped for the North West Railway Line under […]

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

Why Federal Politicians Want To Cut Heavy Railway Lines

SAY YES TO HEAVY RAIL: SAY NO TO METRO RAIL Victor P Taffa         Country New South Wales had many Branch Railway Lines closed and replaced by more costly bus services. The Newcastle Line is next and it would seem that this policy is driven by Baron Richard Beeching in the U.K. […]

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Wynyard Tram Tunnels Were Designed For Trains

Victor P Taffa Sydney Harbour Bridge opened on 19 March 1932 catering for 6 undivided road lanes and 4 Railway Lines. 2 Western side Railway Lines continue to take trains to and from the North Shore. 2 Eastern side Railway Lines were intended initially for a Railway to the Northern Beaches that was abandoned in […]

Building Companies Announced To Construct 7 New Schools By 2021

Building Companies Announced To Construct 7 New Schools By 2021

16 October 2019

Victoria Minister for Education James Merlino Builders Appointed To Construct State-Of-The-Art Schools Victor P Taffa Andrews Government is on track to deliver 100 new schools across the state by 2026 with another 2 building companies appointed to construct 7 of the 14 schools set to open in 2021. “We know that Victoria’s population is booming, […]

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Peter Tuohey Appointed As Rural Assistance Commissioner

Peter Tuohey Appointed As Rural Assistance Commissioner

16 October 2019

Victoria Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes New Rural Assistance Commissioner Appointed Victor P Taffa Andrews Government has appointed a new Rural Assistance Commissioner to engage with Victoria’s agricultural communities and provide advice to government on how they can best be supported into the future. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today announced that […]

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Drought-Stricken Communities Provided With Urgent Assistance

Drought-Stricken Communities Provided With Urgent Assistance

16 October 2019

New South Wales Deputy Premier John Barilaro New South Wales Minister for Water Property and Housing Melinda Pavey Legislation To Fast Track Water Infrastructure In Regional New South Wales Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government has today introduced historic legislation to fast track critical water infrastructure to ensure drought-stricken communities will not run out […]

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Stronger Investigative Powers For Racing Industry Passes Through Parliament

Stronger Investigative Powers For Racing Industry Passes Through Parliament

16 October 2019

New South Wales Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson New Laws Boost Racing Codes’ Investigative Powers Victor P Taffa New laws giving Racing NSW and Harness Racing NSW stronger powers to investigate integrity breaches have been passed by New South Wales Parliament. Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson said the laws […]

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Hodgman Govt Commits $750,000 Over 3 years For Bee Industry

Hodgman Govt Commits $750,000 Over 3 years For Bee Industry

15 October 2019

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett Agreement Abuzz With Leatherwood Access Victor P Taffa Hodgman Government recognises the value of Tasmania’s honey and pollination industries. Hodgman Government has committed $750,000 over 3 years for the Bee Industry Futures actions and remain committed to ensuring the maximum practical access to Leatherwood, Minister for […]

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Work Begins To Seal Key Sections Of Bruny Island Main Road

Work Begins To Seal Key Sections Of Bruny Island Main Road

15 October 2019

Tasmania Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson Investing In Infrastructure On Bruny Island Victor P Taffa Work is beginning today to seal key sections of Bruny Island Main Road, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Michael Ferguson said. Minister Ferguson said this was part of the Hodgman Government’s $8 Million package to improve road safety […]

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40 Darwin Schools Involved In Weather Web Water Saving Program

40 Darwin Schools Involved In Weather Web Water Saving Program

15 October 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Energy & Essential Services Dale Wakefield Water Saving Program ‘Weather Web’ Launched In 40 Darwin Schools Victor P Taffa New rooftop weather stations and smart irrigation controllers have been installed in 40 Darwin schools, as part of the new Weather Web program that aims to save 120 Million litres of water […]

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Zuccoli Primary School Now Open To Enrolments For Term 1 Year 2020

Zuccoli Primary School Now Open To Enrolments For Term 1 Year 2020

15 October 2019

Northern Territory Minister for Education Selena Uibo Enrolments Open At Palmerston’s New Primary School Victor P Taffa Enrolments have opened at the Northern Territory’s newest school, Zuccoli Primary School, which will open its doors to its first students in Term 1, 2020. “Territory Government fast-tracked this new primary school for Palmerston by 2 years to […]

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Woden Library To Be Upgraded

Woden Library To Be Upgraded

15 October 2019

Australian Capital Territory Minister for City Services Chris Steel Revamp For Woden Library Victor P Taffa Minister for City Services Chris Steel today invited Canberrans to get involved in the design of a new community space at Woden Library. “Woden is Canberra’s most successful library and these upgrades will help further enhance the space for […]

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Barbeque Facilities Now Wheelchair Accessible In Australian Capital Territory

Barbeque Facilities Now Wheelchair Accessible In Australian Capital Territory

15 October 2019

Australian Capital Territory Minister for Disability Suzanne Orr Australian Capital Territory’s First Wheelchair Accessible Barbeques Victor P Taffa Australian Capital Territory Government has installed new wheelchair accessible barbeques at two of Canberra’s most popular summer hotspots, Pine Island and the Cotter Bend. Minister for Disability Suzanne Orr said the new barbeques demonstrate the Australian Capital […]

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Gregory Leach Appointed Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner

Gregory Leach Appointed Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner

14 October 2019

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Queensland’s New Fire And Emergency Services Commissioner Announced Victor P Taffa An emergency services stalwart with 32 years’ experience, including 12 years as a senior executive with both country and metropolitan fire and ambulance services, has been appointed Queensland’s new Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today welcomed the […]

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Gold Coast Railway Station Locations Announced By Minister

Gold Coast Railway Station Locations Announced By Minister

14 October 2019

Queensland Minister for Cross River Rail Kate Jones Gold Coast Railway Station Locations Announced Victor P Taffa Minister for Cross River Rail Kate Jones today confirmed the locations for all three of the new Gold Coast railway stations. “Gold Coast is growing fast and the Palaszczuk Government is building the infrastructure needed to support this […]

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Deloitte Access Business Outlook Paints Positive Picture Of South Australia’s Economy

Deloitte Access Business Outlook Paints Positive Picture Of South Australia’s Economy

14 October 2019

South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas South Australia Welcomes Latest Job Creation Deloitte Report Victor P Taffa Marshall Government has welcomed the latest Deloitte Access Business Outlook which paints a positive picture of South Australia’s economy, underpinned by strong export and commercial construction sectors and buoyed by near-record jobs growth as well as a massive surge […]

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National Valuer Analysis Says Adelaide Is Outperforming Sydney

National Valuer Analysis Says Adelaide Is Outperforming Sydney

14 October 2019

South Australia Treasurer Rob Lucas Adelaide’s ‘Rising’ Housing Market Outperforming Other Capitals Victor P Taffa Adelaide’s residential property market is a rising star and outperforming all other mainland capital cities including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in terms of stability, according to independent analysis by national valuer Herron Todd White (HTW). HTW national property clock for […]

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10 Years Of The Southern Thunderer Beyond 14 October 2019

10 Years Of The Southern Thunderer Beyond 14 October 2019

14 October 2019

The Southern Thunderer First Published Online On 14 October 2009 Victor P Taffa Today Monday 14 October, 2019 The Southern Thunderer celebrates 10 years of online publication and we would like to thank all the readers from across Australia and around the world that have consistently logged onto The Southern Thunderer and kept up-to-date with […]

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10 Years Of The Southern Thunderer Since 14 October 2009

10 Years Of The Southern Thunderer Since 14 October 2009

14 October 2019

The Southern Thunderer First Published Online On 14 October 2009 Victor P Taffa Today Monday 14 October, 2019 The Southern Thunderer celebrates 10 years of online publication and we would like to thank all the readers from across Australia and around the world who have consistently logged onto The Southern Thunderer and kept up-to-date with […]

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Ellenbrook Secondary College In Gifted And Talented Program From 2021

Ellenbrook Secondary College In Gifted And Talented Program From 2021

13 October 2019

Western Australia Minister for Education and Training Sue Ellery New Opportunity For Gifted Secondary Students Victor P Taffa Ellenbrook Secondary College to host Gifted and Talented program from 2021 Program will have places for up to 32 Year 7 students initially Ellenbrook Secondary College will soon be home to a new Gifted and Talented program […]

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6 Km Of Fibre-Optic Cable To Be Re-Routed For Railway Projects

6 Km Of Fibre-Optic Cable To Be Re-Routed For Railway Projects

13 October 2019

Western Australia Acting Minister for Transport Sue Ellery Early Works Tender For Morley-Ellenbrook Line And Bayswater Upgrade Released Victor P Taffa Tender released for $1 Million project to relocate and lay 6 km of fibre-optic cable Service relocation will mark first site works for METRONET’s Bayswater Railway Station Upgrade project Part of early works that […]

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Janelle Brassington Appointed Deputy Chief Magistrate

Janelle Brassington Appointed Deputy Chief Magistrate

13 October 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath Queensland Welcomes New Magistrates Victor P Taffa Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has welcomed 4 new additions to the State’s judiciary, including a Deputy Chief Magistrate and 3 Magistrates. Attorney-General D’Ath joined Queensland’s legal profession today at a welcome ceremony at the Brisbane Magistrates Court. “All magistrates play a vital role in the […]

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Richard Lehmann Appointed Magistrate For Townsville

Richard Lehmann Appointed Magistrate For Townsville

13 October 2019

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath New Magistrate For Townsville Victor P Taffa Attorney-General and Minister for Justice Yvette D’Ath has appointed Richard Lehmann has been appointed as a Magistrate in Townsville. “Magistrates play a vital role in the administration of justice in Queensland and I congratulate our newest judicial officer.” Attorney-General D’Ath said. “Mr. Lehmann has […]

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